Federal Employee News

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

USPS proposed health plan proposal would "massively disrupt or destroy the FEHBP"

Article Title: USPS plan to set up own health plan faces lawmakers' skepticism

Snippet of Article: "...One health care expert said the USPS health plan proposal would "massively disrupt or destroy the FEHBP." ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com FEHBP, Postal Service Health Plan, Destruction of the Federal Employee Health Plan,

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Is there an app for that? Android and iPhone Apps

Article Title: Etch A Sketch Craziness? Yep, There's an App For That

Snippet of Article: "...Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum holds an Etch A Sketch during a rally in Mandeville, La., ..."

Source: Android and iPhone Apps Etch A Sketch App

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Budget plan calls for extending pay freeze through 2015

Article Title: GOP budget plan extends federal pay freeze, changes retirement benefits

Snippet of Article: "...The Republican budget plan for fiscal 2013 calls for extending the federal pay freeze through 2015, increasing federal retirement contributions and cutting the federal workforce by 10 percent. ..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com Republican budget plan, Federal pay freeze, 2015 pay freeze,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Outfox Social Security

Article Title: How to Outsmart Social Security

Snippet of Article: "...A new working paper offers guidance on how to maximize this present value of benefits, depending on the circumstance. The authors, economists John Shoven at Stanford University and Sita Nataraj Slavov at Occidental College, received a grant from the Social Security Administration for their research..."

Source: Social Security News

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mail Processing Facility Closure "utter disaster" says...

Article Title: Closure of Frederick Mail Processing Facility 'utter disaster,' according to director of union organization

Snippet of Article: "...sent to Baltimore to be sorted, has been an “utter disaster,” overwhelming the Baltimore plant and leading to mail delays of, in some cases, more than a month, said Richard Shelley, who works at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Facility ..."

Source: herald-mail.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Justice Department employees may see furloughs

Article Title: Justice warns of 5-week furloughs for 100,000 employees

Snippet of Article: "...More than 100,000 Justice Department employees — about 86 percent of the agency's workforce — would be furloughed for five weeks on average if automatic budget cuts take effect in January, a department spokeswoman said Tuesday...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com Federal Employee furloughs, Justice Department employees, sequestration budget cuts,

Friday, March 9, 2012

Postal Service suspending mail processing network consolidations

Article Title: Postal Service suspending mail processing network consolidations during the election mailing season

Snippet of Article: "...efforts include suspending mail processing network consolidations during..."

Source: Postal Newsgroup mail processing network consolidations, moratorium,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Processing facility closures or consolidations not completed by the end of August will be put on hold

Article Title: Closure of some mail sites to be delayed for US vote

Snippet of Article: "...It announced on Wednesday that it would put any processing facility closures or consolidations not completed by the end of
August on hold until early 2013...."

Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Los Alamos National Laboratory buyouts on the way

Article Title: Los Alamos Residents Brace for Layoffs at Lab

Snippet of Article: "...need to lay off up to 11 percent of its 7,600 permanent employees, a target that officials hope can be reached through volunteers. On Thursday, the lab’s director, Charles F. McMillan, met with employees to explain the terms of buyouts..."

Source: www.nytimes.com Federal Employee Buyouts, Early Retirements,